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Sencha Gyokuru Asahi

Traditionally made green sencha tea
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Gyokuro is usually brewed in a Japanese Kyushu style teapot and served in cups with no handle. Gyokuro Asahi is made from single buds that are picked only in April/May. In an effort to encourage chlorophyll development (responsible for the dark green colour) and reduce tannin levels (the source of its sweet flavour) the tea is covered with black curtains bamboo or straw shades for 3 weeks before plucking. The leaves are small - about 3/4 of an inch long - and extremely fragrant and tender. Immediately after plucking they are taken to the factory and steamed for about 30 minutes to seal in flavors and arrest fermentation. Next, they are fluffed with hot air, pressed and dried to around 30% moisture content. The tea is then rolled repeatedly until it resembles long thin dark green needles then dried until around 4-6% moisture content. The tea is then ready for drinking!


Please note: In order to become more environmentally-friendly we no longer add large coloured labels to our tea packets. Simply peel off the small name label from the back of your packet to make it totally biodegradable! Gift tubes are as shown.

Tea Type


Water Temp

Brew Time

WHITE 3-5g per cup 70c 5-6 mins
GREEN 3-5g per cup 75c 2-5 mins
BLACK 3-5g per cup 95c 4-6 mins
OOLONG 3-5g per cup 95c 5-8 mins
PU-ERH 3-5g per cup 95c 4-6 mins
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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Jamie Nicholls
Gyokuru Asahi

Gyokuro is without doubt my favourite tea because of its subtlety and wonderful taste, there are various different types of Gyokuro and Asahi is not my favourite, but I had to try it from High teas. The tea is good, and the delivery surprisingly quick.

Christophe F.
fair infusion shrill notes and soapy

I found this SGA slightly boring ambiguous unconvincing infusion notes some shrill and over-soapy after-taste

A gorgeous sencha

Beautifully grassy, with a buttery finish.